It's kinda/sorta (but not really too) hard to tell, what with a lede like this:
The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that B.C. premier Christy Clark is right: Ixnay any pipeline to take Alberta oil west to China....
Followed immediately by a kicker like this:
...I confess that all along I’ve been misreading this pipeline controversy, mistaking what the (mainly B.C.) politicians were saying and doing for … reality...
Then there's a bunch of stuff about Clemenceau not being on hand to clap, one handed or otherwise, that doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.
Jelly Roll doesn't really care.
After all, the man named Morton just wants the headline, hoping that it will percolate through the wurlitzer while his charge hides out in a secluded bunker located nowhere near Spuzzum that is (allegedly) "out of cell phone range".
A suitably satire-free NaPo header that goes like this:
Rex Murphy: Christy Clark is being a wily fox during the pipeline negotiations.
Meanwhile, the Globe's Bailey and Mickleburgh go spelunking and make their way deep into a 6,000 year old cave to find a couple of savvy commentators who are are able to come up with something positive to say about the (not)Premier's recent grandstanding while they simultaneously tried on their freshly made dino-skin wetsuits:
The real upshot here?....Once you've become a joke-line that even the Curmudgeon can exploit for a quick column written at the cottage after a mid-summer night's fever dream, you are in big trouble indeed.
Railgate conversation with the good Reverend Paperboy coming as Pod....Promise.